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We need to stop Hate in Cumbria, so that everyone can live and enjoy their lives free from the fear of crime, being harassed bullied or abused. Hate is where a person is targeted because of hostility or prejudice towards their disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status. 

Anyone can be a victim of Hate. If you think that an event – however minor – shows hatred towards disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, you should report it & you can report in the same manner as any other incident.

Examples of Hate

Physical attacks, spitting, verbal abuse, damage to property, offensive letters, leaflets, emails and texts, bullying and threats, abusive gestures. Some incidents are crimes and will be prosecuted. The classification will in no way minimise the seriousness with which we will deal with your complaint.

Why Should Hate be reported?

Why suffer in silence – let us know. Many persons reporting such incidents to us for the first time will have already suffered several similar incidents before contacting us. The victims of such incidents will invariably be subject to further victimisation which if left unchecked can easily escalate and become more serious. People have the right to live free from harassment.

How can I report Hate?

There are many ways you can report this.
Get information on the different reporting options,
including our online reporting form.

Other useful information and advice

We have further advice and useful information on how to deal with Hate.  


Information Leaflets

The following leaflets offer further advice and information on the different types of Hate:

Follow this year's national Hate awareness campaign on social media by following the hashtag #WeStandTogether